Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 5th – Passion Sunday of Lent 2021 and POLL: Covered images

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For this 1st Sunday of the Passion (5th Sunday of Lent) - 2021 - I saw in church that:

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  1. JonPatrick says:

    Traveling so we watched the early mass from the St. Mary’s Broadway FSSP chapel in Providence RI where all images appeared to be veiled. The homily was a little hard to hear as they have reduced their sound level so you have to turn the TV to 100% to hear anything. The ceiling of images marks a change in Lent as we go from emphasizing our own need for repentance to contemplating Christ’s passion and the mystery. When we get to Good Friday the only thing that is unveiled is the Cross so we can contemplate how God suffered for us.

  2. JonPatrick says:

    Veiling not ceiling. Stupid autocorrect.

  3. L. says:

    Since the beginning of Lent, we have had burlap and purple-ribbon hangings on the ends of the pews that have end caps (some pews don’t have end caps because pews were cut up as part of expensive and ugly theater-in-the-round “improvements” several years ago). Also since the beginning of Lent, there have been purple banners hanging on the back wall where the main altar used to be, under the Touchdown Jesus statue. I guess we’re “celebrating” Lent, or something? It all seems silly, but it’s all of a piece.

  4. I remember hearing or reading somewhere that if passion week falls in March, permission was given for the statue of Saint Joseph to stay uncovered (for the rest of the month until the time of the usual unveiling) because it is the month of Saint Joseph. Has anyone else heard of this?

  5. Dan says:

    “ Has anyone else heard of this?”
    I have ready thst somewhere. I want to say it was Leo Xiii or maybe Prius IX time frame

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